At the end of 2020 I created an abstract typeface with the aim of finding a middle ground between asemic writing and printmaking. The product of this was a series of laser cut letterforms that were very static, and did not communicate the evocative content that other works have.
This project responds to the resurgence of mail art that has been enjoyed since the pandemic began. A dead letter is defined as being unable to be delivered to the person to whom it was written, but also cannot be returned to the person who wrote it. I proposed a dual meaning to the term and relief printed a series of fifty postcards that utilised the definition of a dead letter in the postal sense, as well as the fact the letterforms themselves are lifeless in their emotive expressiveness - dead letters.